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15

Apr

Free apps for astronomy fansThe recent lunar eclipse has everyone sky-gazing. If you have a new-found interest in the stars, these apps will help you spot, name, and learn more about celestial bodies.

Free apps for astronomy fans
The recent lunar eclipse has everyone sky-gazing. If you have a new-found interest in the stars, these apps will help you spot, name, and learn more about celestial bodies.

08

Apr

How to spot Jupiter, Mars and more in April’s night skyJupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn and even Neptune will all be visible this month.

How to spot Jupiter, Mars and more in April’s night sky
Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn and even Neptune will all be visible this month.

07

Apr

Cosmic alignment of Mars, Earth and sun to take place tomorrowThis opposition, which occurs every 2 years, is considered relatively favorable and precedes another event when Mars will be at its closest to Earth all year.

Cosmic alignment of Mars, Earth and sun to take place tomorrow
This opposition, which occurs every 2 years, is considered relatively favorable and precedes another event when Mars will be at its closest to Earth all year.

03

Apr

Icy moon of Saturn has hidden ocean that could support lifeNASA scientists theorized the presence of water based on the gravitational tugs on the Cassini spacecraft.

Icy moon of Saturn has hidden ocean that could support life
NASA scientists theorized the presence of water based on the gravitational tugs on the Cassini spacecraft.

02

Apr

Lunar eclipse is the highlight of April’s stargazing sightsA solar eclipse and the Lyrid meteor shower are also on the calendar.

Lunar eclipse is the highlight of April’s stargazing sights
A solar eclipse and the Lyrid meteor shower are also on the calendar.

01

Apr

7 must-see stargazing events this springThis April and May, see Mars shine, look out for meteor showers, marvel at Saturn’s rings and keep your eyes peeled for a total lunar eclipse.

7 must-see stargazing events this spring
This April and May, see Mars shine, look out for meteor showers, marvel at Saturn’s rings and keep your eyes peeled for a total lunar eclipse.

31

Mar

Galaxies light up the night sky in amazing cosmic vistaCan you spot the Milky Way and its closest neighbor, Andromeda, in this stunning vertical panorama?

Galaxies light up the night sky in amazing cosmic vista
Can you spot the Milky Way and its closest neighbor, Andromeda, in this stunning vertical panorama?

See colorful Orion nebula glow in stunning amateur photoHydrogen and gas emissions surround Messier 42 in clouds of yellow and blue in this amazing image.

See colorful Orion nebula glow in stunning amateur photo
Hydrogen and gas emissions surround Messier 42 in clouds of yellow and blue in this amazing image.

27

Mar

New dwarf planet at solar system’s edge hints at possible ‘Planet X’The planet is in the Oort Cloud, a mysterious place in space with celestial bodies that ‘could rival the size of Mars or even Earth.’

New dwarf planet at solar system’s edge hints at possible ‘Planet X’
The planet is in the Oort Cloud, a mysterious place in space with celestial bodies that ‘could rival the size of Mars or even Earth.’

26

Mar

Astronomers stunned to discover an asteroid with ringsThe age of the rings is a mystery, but scientists suspect that either the asteroid’s system of origin is very young or there is a small moon near it, keeping the space particles close.

Astronomers stunned to discover an asteroid with rings
The age of the rings is a mystery, but scientists suspect that either the asteroid’s system of origin is very young or there is a small moon near it, keeping the space particles close.